Ben Carson says he is “a Step Closer” to Declaring a Run for President

Dr. Benjamin Carson, former Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov)
Dr. Benjamin Carson, former Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov)

Dr. Ben Carson told Newsmax TV on Monday that he is getting closer to declaring himself a candidate for president in 2016.

“It is a step closer. I have to consider what’s going on, and I have to consider the enormous crowds that I encounter every place I go, and the level of enthusiasm, and what I’m hearing,” Carson told “The Steve Malzberg Show.”

“But I also have to see what happens in November. Is our nation going to indicate that they in fact are waking up and that they are ready to move forward again?

“Or are we going to continue this long, downward slide into a fundamental change? Depending on what they indicate, it will inform me a lot.”

Carson, former chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and an outspoken conservative, said a GOP victory in the midterm elections will “absolutely” be a factor in his decision.

If the renowned medical man, who is also a Newsmax contributor, throws his hat in the ring for the Republican nomination, it would be a dramatic about face from his stance in January.

It was then that Carson, asked by Malzberg whether he would seek the White House, answered: “Don’t hold your breath … I have never intended to run.”

Carson, a vocal critic of President Barack Obama, said he is weighing whether to support the calls of some GOP lawmakers for impeachment proceedings against the commander in chief.

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SOURCE: Bill Hoffmann
Newsmax

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